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RE: Attleboro, Massachusetts / Hometown America

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 – A group of tenants at the Oakhill mobile home park have received compensation from a $1.26 million class action suit against the park’s owner.

Attleboro lawyer Peter Tekippe, who represented tenants, said Wednesday that all those involved in the lawsuit have received checks of various amounts depending on how much rent they paid.

The 144 tenants and Hometown America Communities Inc., the park’s owner, reached a settlement for $1,264,804 that was finalized by a Housing Court judge.

The lawsuit, filed in 2012, claimed that Hometown America overcharged rent to the tenants from October 2006 through January 2021.

The case went all the way to the state Supreme Judicial Court which ruled in the tenants’ favor in November 2020 and sent the case back to the Housing Court for settlement.

RE: Fresno, California / Shady Lakes Mobile Home Park / Harmony Communities

Tue, Jan 24, 2023 – Almost four years after suing a Stockton-based investment company, residents of a Fresno County mobile home park have experienced a near-100% increase in rent.

Many of the 60 families at Shady Lakes Mobile Home Park near Chestnut and Lincoln avenues have lived there for well over a decade, drawn by the lower cost of living. But it only took four years under ownership of Shady Lakes LLC and managed by Harmony Communities – both of which are owned by the same person – to undergo the triple-digit increase in rent.

Under terms of the lawsuit, residents would at most compel ownership to better maintain the property they acquired in 2019 as well as get them to undo what they say is retaliation against the lawsuit.

In the deposition process, it came out that the rent increase is part of Harmony Communities’ business practice to bring the property up to market rates, said Thompson. For a resident who was paying $395 a month for a site, they are now paying $690, not including water and trash, which at one time was included in the price to keep a home at the park.

At the time the lawsuit was filed, shortly after Harmony Communities had purchased the property, rent had increased 32%. Before the most recent increase it was at 72% bump. After adding new utility fees that had been parceled out and another increase, in some cases rent had climbed over 100% since 2019.

RE: Santa Rosa, California

Mon, Jan 16, 2023 – In a December letter, then-chief assistant city attorney Jeff Berk stated that mobile home park residents with rent increases scheduled for Jan. 1 would still be subject to the previous law. That’s because the new ordinance did not go into effect until Jan. 6, 30 days after the City Council’s vote.

That means that hundreds of residents at five of Santa Rosa’s 16 rent controlled mobile home parks – Carriage Court, Coddingtown, Country, Roseland and Wayside Gardens – saw their rent rise by 5.7% instead of the 3.99% increase others will get this year.

RE: Santa Rosa, California

Wed, Dec 7, 2022 – Santa Rosa mobile home residents will enjoy the strongest rent control protections in Sonoma County starting next year.

At its Tuesday night meeting, the City Council voted 6-0-1 to approve an update to its mobile home rent ordinance further restricting rent increases. Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez was absent.

Since the last change to the law in 2004, in the 16 of Santa’s Rosa’s 19 mobile home parks with rent control, rent increases were set using 100% of the San Francisco area CPI with a 6% cap. Now, they will be limited to 70% of the CPI with a 4% cap.

The new ordinance will go into effect 30 days after Tuesday’s vote which is Fri, Jan 6, 2023.

Wed, Nov 30, 2022 – Santa Rosa mobile home park residents will get more peace of mind when it comes to rent increases under a new plan tentatively approved by the City Council late Tuesday.

Currently, 16 of Santa Rosa’s 19 mobile home parks with rent control set yearly increases based on 100% of the CPI with a 6% cap, like most other Sonoma County jurisdictions.

If the new amendment holds, rent increases will be tied to 70% of the CPI with a 4% cap. It would also allow park owners to increase rent by 10% for in-place transfers, which occur when a mobile home is sold to a new buyer.

RE: California

Sun, Jan 1, 2023 – This table of Mobile Home Parks, RV Parks, and Manufactured Home Communities for Sale in California is a work in progress as of Sunday, January 1, 2023. Data is being updated regularly.

This is a partial listing and covers the sold period 2021-01-01 to 2022-12-31. This is NOT a complete list of mobile home parks for sale in California. Many sales of mobile home parks are usually done via Pocket Listings (aka Off-Market Listings, Exclusive Listings), they are not marketed via public channels.

RE: California

Sun, Jan 1, 2023 – According to data obtained from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), there are 5,229 Active Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 453,139 lots/spaces in the State of California. Of those 453,139 lots/spaces, 363,447 are mobile home spaces, 66,860 are RV lots with drains and 22,832 are RV lots without drains.

There are 674 Closed Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 21,485 lots/spaces. Of those 21,485 lots/spaces, 11,937 are mobile home spaces, 6,696 are RV lots with drains and 2,852 are RV lots without drains.

As of Sun, Jan 1, 2023, the HCD has data for a total of 5,903 Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 474,624 lots/spaces which includes Active and Closed listings. Of those 474,624 lots/spaces, 375,384 are mobile home spaces, 73,556 are RV lots with drains and 25,684 RV lots without drains.

HCD Note: HCD has enforcement of 81.4 percent of the parks and 75.5 percent of the lots in the State of California. The overall average park size is 86 lots; 80 for Mobile Home Parks, and 88 for RV Parks.

The below Top 10 Largest Mobile Home and RV Park listings in California are based on the HCD Mobile Home and RV Parks Active Listings as of Sun, Jan 1, 2023.

# Mobile Home Park Name Address City ST Zip SPC
Casa de Amigos
Operated By: Casa de Amigos Ltd
1085 Tasman Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 923
Plaza del Rey
Operated By: Plaza del Rey Owner LLC
1225 Vienna Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 800
Hemet West Mobile Estates
Operated By: Western States Mobilehome Parks
5001 W Florida Ave Hemet CA 92545 771
Westwinds
Operated By: MHC Operating LP
500 Nicholson Ln San Jose CA 95134 723
Swan Lake Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Hamner Park Associates
5800 Hamner Ave Eastvale CA 91752 716
Los Alisos Mobile Home Estates
Operated By: Miller, Willis Ranch Co
772 Garden Grove Blvd Westminster CA 92683 705
Casa Del Lago Mobile Home Park
Operated By: San Jose Investments Ltd
2151 Old Oakland Rd San Jose CA 95131 618
Adobe Wells
Operated By: Mobilehome Communities
1220 Tasman Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089 613
Oakridge Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Oakridge Ltd
15455 Glenoaks Blvd Sylmar CA 91342 600
Plantation on the Lake
Operated By: Plantation Company LLC
10961 Desert Lawn Dr Calimesa CA 92320 557
7,026
# RV Park Name Address City ST Zip Lots
Golden Village Palms RV Resort
Operated By: GVP LLC
3600 W Florida Ave Hemet CA 92544 1,019
Silent Valley Club
Operated By: Silent Valley Club Inc
46305 Poppet Flats Rd Banning CA 92220 850
Caliente Springs RV Park
Operated By: Timothy Manthei
70200 Dillon Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 677
Soledad Canyon
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
4700 Crown Valley Rd Acton CA 93510 641
Fountain of Youth Spa
Operated By: Fountain of Youth Spa Corp
1500 Spa Rd Niland CA 92257 615
Wilderness Lakes
Operated By: MHC NAC Inc
30605 Briggs Rd Menifee CA 92584 523
Sands RV Resort
Operated By: Sun Sands RV LLC
16400 Bubbling Wells Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 507
Mountain Lakes
Operated By: Robert Burlingame
277 Lytle Creek Rd Lytle Creek CA 92358 494
Rivers Edge RV Resort
Operated By: Brenda Agular
2299 Winterhaven Rd Winterhaven CA 92283 480
Catalina RV Spa
Operated By: Catalina Spa & RV Inc
18800 Cork Hill Rd Desert Hot Springs CA 92240 477
6,283
# RV Park Name Address City ST Zip Lots
Lawsons Landing
Operated By: Carl Vogler
137 Marine View Dr Dillon Beach CA 94929 1,000
Calaveras Timber Trails Association
Operated By: Calaveras Timber Trails Association
1071 Avery Sheep Ranch Rd Avery CA 95224 500
Lake of The Springs
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
14152 Frenchtown Rd Oregon House CA 95962 465
Soledad Canyon
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
4700 Crown Valley Rd Acton CA 93510 385
De Anza Campland
Operated By: Campland on the Bay
2211 Pacific Beach Dr San Diego CA 92109 339
Thousand Trails Pio Pico
Operated By: Thousand Trails Vehicle Park
14615 Otay Lakes Rd Jamul CA 91935 336
Morgan Hill Preserve
Operated By: MHC TT Inc
12895 Uvas Rd Morgan Hill CA 95037 298
Annetts Mono Village
Operated By: Annetts Mono Village Inc
13425 Twinlakes Rd Bridgeport CA 93517 281
Lake Minden
Operated By: MHC NAC LP
1256 Marcum Rd Nicolaus CA 95659 274
Camanche North Shore Recreation Area
Operated By: East Bay Municipal Utility District
2000 Camanche Rd Ione CA 95640 252
4,130

HCD MH and RV Parks Search

# Mobile Home Park Name Address City ST Zip SPC
Palm Desert Greens
Operated By: Palm Desert Greens Association
73750 Country Club Dr Palm Desert CA 92260 1,922
Tri Palm Estates
Operated By: Tri Palm Unified Owners Association
32851 Desert Moon Dr Thousand Palms CA 92276 1,629
Sierra Dawn Estates
Operated By: Sierra Dawn Estates Homeowners Association Inc
950 S Lyon Ave Hemet CA 92543 1,474
Sabre City Estates
Operated By: Researching…
Doolittle Dr Roseville CA 95747 726
Desert Crest
Operated By: Desert Crest Community Association
69400 N Country Club Dr Desert Hot Springs CA 92241 582
Black Lake Mobile Estates
Operated By: Researching…
234 Crosby Way Nipomo CA 93444 555
The Groves
Operated By: The Groves Homeowners Inc
5200 Irvine Blvd Irvine CA 92620 533
Golf Knolls Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Golf Knolls Association
29070 Camino Alba Murrieta CA 92563 520
Rancho Carlsbad
Operated By: Rancho Carlsbad Owners Association Inc
5200 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA 92008 504
Portola Country Club
Operated By: Portola Country Club Homeowners Association Inc
42500 Portola Ave Palm Desert CA 92660 499
8,944

ROC in California

According to data obtained from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HIFLD) and as of Thu, May 26, 2022, there are 53,432 Mobile Home and RV Parks in the U.S. Top 10 States are highlighted in green.

# State Parks
Alabama 2,454
Alaska 89
Arizona 1,472
Arkansas 959
California 5,054
Colorado 684
Connecticut 111
Delaware 203
Florida 5,881
Georgia 1,422
Hawaii 0
Idaho 503
Illinois 842
Indiana 1,062
Iowa 462
Kansas 548
Kentucky 880
Louisiana 1,762
Maine 359
Maryland 227
Massachusetts 212
Michigan 1,092
Minnesota 628
Mississippi 859
Missouri 1,015
Montana 494
Nebraska 287
Nevada 427
New Hampshire 322
New Jersey 219
New Mexico 681
New York 1,580
North Carolina 2,874
North Dakota 304
Ohio 1,304
Oklahoma 761
Oregon 970
Pennsylvania 1,581
Rhode Island 52
South Carolina 2,427
South Dakota 334
Tennessee 1,426
Texas 3,547
Utah 276
Vermont 223
Virginia 1,366
Washington 1,261
West Virginia 736
Wisconsin 951
Wyoming 249
Totals: 53,432
HIFLD Type Breakdown Parks
Mobile Home Parks (MHP) 50,345
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks 3,087
Totals: 53,432
HIFLD Size Breakdown Parks
Small – Less than 50 Units 37,463
Medium – 51 to 100 Units 8,946
Large – 101 Units or More 7,023
Totals: 53,432